wildfires

Information on a Fire on Sanctuary Property

There have been some very recent developments here at the sanctuary and, in our usual transparent manner, we’d like to share some details about what’s currently going on. However, we want to assure you that everyone is safe.  ...

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SEMA Comes For a Visit

We recently had a visit from SEMA, which is the state’s environmental authority that oversees inspections, manages preservation initiatives, and oversees licensing when it comes to natural resources. They have been in the area making plans in the event of fires this season. Recently, there has been a shift in…...

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Wildfires and the Elephant Sanctuary Readiness

We are at the very end of the dry season, which goes hand-in-hand with fire watch. Two years ago, a fire reached the sanctuary, destroying about 80% of our land, but we are as prepared as possible for any inevitable fires that will come close. Part of that means putting…...

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Rainy Season Comes to an End

Here at the sanctuary, rainy season means beautiful and deep green colors in the grass, vines, and land; we usually see at least four shades of green in the grasses alone. As the dry season begins, we are a little sad to see that lushness begin to disappear. Things will…...

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The Dry Season and Wildfire Preparation

Every year, as the end of the rainy season approaches, we begin preparing for the dry season.  For us, the dry season is synonymous with fire season. Each year, we prepare extensively by creating fire breaks and mowing certain pastures, as a precaution. A fire break is a gap in…...

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Despite the Wildfire, Life Is Evident

The African Habitat has two phases of construction. The first phase is the barn itself and Yards 1–3, which we are currently working on. The first three yards are enough space to bring home the first three rescues (Kenya, Kuky, and Pupy). The second phase will be two additional large…...

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